Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Aug 2012 23:54 UTC
Legal And just like that, within a matter of days, the jury has reached a verdict in Apple vs. Samsung. The basic gist is simple: Apple's software patents are valid, and many Samsung devices infringe upon them. Apple's iPhone 3G trade dress is valid, and Samsung's Galaxy S line infringes, but other devices did not. Samsung did not infringe Apple's iPad design patent. Apple did not infringe any of Samsung's patents. Apple is awarded a little over $1 billion in damages. Competition lost today, and developers in the United States should really start to get worried - software patents got validated big time today.
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I'm an Apple fanboy...
by thavith_osn on Sat 25th Aug 2012 05:32 UTC
thavith_osn
Member since:
2005-07-11

...who now owns and loves his Nexus 7...

Having said that, this is a loss to the industry, as has been stated before.

Please know that not all Apple fans love or wanted this outcome.

The patent system is rubbish and I was hoping a case like this would be the catalyst for change, maybe it is.

I hope Apple keeps creating new and wonderful products, just as I hope other companies do.

Imagine is Apple had patented the GUI (or Xerox for that matter).

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RE: I'm an Apple fanboy...
by moondevil on Sat 25th Aug 2012 06:23 in reply to "I'm an Apple fanboy..."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Imagine is Apple had patented the GUI (or Xerox for that matter).


In the very old days, Apple did sue Microsoft over the use of the trashcan on the desktop. Or threaten to sue, I am no longer sure how it went.

This is the reason why the 16versions of windows did not have a trashcan application.

Apple was always like this.

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RE[2]: I'm an Apple fanboy...
by brichpmr on Sun 26th Aug 2012 11:59 in reply to "RE: I'm an Apple fanboy..."
brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

"Imagine is Apple had patented the GUI (or Xerox for that matter).


In the very old days, Apple did sue Microsoft over the use of the trashcan on the desktop. Or threaten to sue, I am no longer sure how it went.

This is the reason why the 16versions of windows did not have a trashcan application.

Apple was always like this
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"

Back in the day, a good number of us users who were running Win 95/98/ME alongside Mac OS 7 and 8, found it fairly obvious that Microsoft's 'Recycle Bin' was a blatant rip-off of the Mac's 'Trash.' It was a running joke.

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